Huge squid mystery

MERCURY reader Chris Hogg came along a rare visitor to our shores on Saturday morning - a huge bright pink and red squid.Chris made the discovery on Scratby Beach and when he got the “beast” home he found is measured overall, from tip of longest tentacle to tail, 700mm (about 27 inches)Chris, of Scratby said: “It hadn't long been dead and presumably had become trapped in a small pool when the tide went out.

MERCURY reader Chris Hogg came along a rare visitor to our shores on Saturday morning - a huge bright pink and red squid.

Chris made the discovery on Scratby Beach and when he got the “beast” home he found is measured overall, from tip of longest tentacle to tail, 700mm (about 27 inches)

Chris, of Scratby said: “It hadn't long been dead and presumably had become trapped in a small pool when the tide went out. It was still bright pink/red and silver.

“I didn't think I'd ever see a squid this big from the North Sea!”


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